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Where can I donate unused supplies, such as insulin?

April 15, 2019
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How do I apply for accommodations with the College Board for my granddaughter?

April 15, 2019
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Recently diagnosed, our daughter’s blood sugars remain over 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L], eating 50 to 60 grams of carbohydrates with each meal. She likes to snack throughout the day. Can I give her six small meals/snacks throughout the day?

March 25, 2019
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Recently diagnosed, my son has had headaches, nausea, stomach pain, blurred vision, and dizzy spells, with negative ketones. The endocrinologist and pediatrician say it is just his body adjusting to his treatment plan. What do you think this could be?

March 25, 2019
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My teen granddaughter has been in DKA multiple times, life-flighted several times, near death. She is very depressed. Please help me find a facility where she can go for help.

March 21, 2019
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My daughter has had fruity smelling breath and urine ketones, which do not last, but normal or lower blood sugars. She has been losing weight despite eating some large meals. With her symptoms, should we get a blood glucose meter for home? What kind of tests should we consider? And, what type of doctor should we find?

March 13, 2019
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My granddaughter was recently diagnosed with type 1. She is going to resume her part-time job at a small grocery store. How does she handle disclosing her T1D to her employer and getting breaks as needed at work.

March 6, 2019
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Two-year, 11-month-old little girl in emergency care, fever and vomiting over the past 48 hours. Physical exam: Lethargic, ketone breath, urine tests: glucose +++, ketonic bodies ++, leukocytes +++, nitrites ++, blood sugar 220 mg/dl, leukycytosis with left deviation, and elevated CRP. Why does she have ketotic breath? What lifestyle should I recommend them? What type of nursing care or specific recommendations should I offer to my patient?

February 26, 2019
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I found out I was a diabetic when I turn 38 and now that I am 40 I was wondering how long can I go without giving myself insulin before it takes a bad turn.

February 16, 2019
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My daughter (one-year-old at the time) presented in the ER with a blood sugar of 36 mg/dl, and ketones in her blood. They gave her glucose via IV, and her blood sugar jumped to 200 mg/dl. She was fighting the flu, and was also dehydrated. What could all of this mean?

February 13, 2019
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